Jerry Beck
Creating Compelling Characters

Recognized as one of the leading animation historians in the world, Beck has authored or co-authored many landmark books on animation including Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, I Tawt I Taw A Putty Tat, Warner Bros. Animation Art, Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike & Mike Festivals, Beck has also had a career in film and video distribution (The International Tournee of Animation, Streamline Pictures), teaching (UCLA, AFI, NYU), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASIFA-Hollywood. He recently produced The Looney Tunes Golden Collection on DVD for Warner Bros. In conjunction with his new book Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide, Beck will be curating the Pink Panther tribute, In the Pink, at this year’s Festival.